If the weather clears up by then there will be a fine, close-at-hand opportunity to get out of the house on Sunday and enjoy nature in the Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum. Bewteen 11 am and 3 pm on Sunday, the Japanese Garden will be hosting a viewing of the more than 150 maple trees situated on the grounds. It's a colorful show at this time of year and might even be enjoyable if it's still raining.
As noted in an earlier posting, 2009 represents the 75th anniversary of the Arboretum. Those who want to learn more more about the history of Washington Park have an opportunity to do so later this month. Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scot Medbury will be presenting a talk sponsored by the Arboretum Foundation entitled "The Once and Future Arboretum." The event will take place at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) on Thursday, October 29, from 7 to 9 pm. Preceding the talk, there will be an open house at the Center from 5:30 until 7. More information is available here.
[The Japanese Garden in autumn: upper photo by marcelebrate on Flickr; middle photo by Anthony Papini; lower photo by Jeff Krewson.]